In Ohio and across the United States, companies are required to comply with certain federal safety standards in regard to the products they sell. This includes not only food and medication, but any item with materials or parts that could potentially prove dangerous. To this end, a couple in another state recently filed a lawsuit, claiming that the flooring they purchased contains toxic materials.
The plaintiffs are suing Lumber Liquidators Inc., accusing the retailer of illegal and deceptive conduct. The complaint, filed Feb. 21, alleges that the company failed to comply with the federal standards under the Toxic Substances Control Act. The plaintiffs purchased Chinese flooring that they later discovered contained such high levels of formaldehyde that it posed a health risk.
The couple asserts that the company should be found liable for the direct financial harm they suffered when they were forced to pay more because of the threat presented by the dangerous levels of toxin present in the flooring. Indeed, the levels of formaldehyde do apparently exceed the allowable limit. The couple is seeking a trial by jury and requesting an award of for monetary damages and court costs, including interest.
An Ohio attorney experienced in handling products liability claims would be able to offer counsel into cases similar to this one. Dangerous and defective products cause thousands of injuries annually, and often require expensive medical care. Anyone in Ohio who has suffered from exposure to toxic materials from a hazardous product may benefit from consulting a lawyer to explore options for achieving monetary relief.
Source: setexasrecord.com, “Customers allege hardwood floor retailer sold dangerous product“, Philip Gonzales, March 15, 2017